Rally Finland - Pre-event press conference

Like Mikko said, it is a long road section. Let's take some stages on the way and do those. It is all up to the co-operation and to find a good plan with the organisation. Give us the cars and the roads and fans and we will be there.

Do you like these kinds of super special stages here in Lahti?

Petter Solberg:
They are very, very important - there are a lot of families and big companies who want to make a special event. It is not possible for these people to come to the forest all of the time. It is a nice atmosphere when you see the flags.

What do you think of the Jokimaa stage?

Mikko Hirvonen:
Yeah, it is okay. It is different to Killeri. I'm sure there's a lot of space for the spectators. I'm sure it will work well.

Petter Solberg:
Why not close off the city centre, we can drive through the buildings!

What about the weather - how does it work when it is raining?

Petter Solberg:
Of course, you have to be a bit lucky with the position on the road. Some people drive in the full rain, some not - it does not matter to us, we drive in all conditions. But it is much more fair if it is the same. There is nothing we can do about the weather.

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